Here's the PYRO AVRO Biplane built right of of the box except I used Tom's Model
Works brass wire wheels. The CDL is Floquil's Antique White with several drops
of their Mud to give it a 'yellow' tint. The fuselage is Floquil Mud. Somewhere
I read the wings were linen and the fuselage was covered in canvas. Engine was
rebuilt using cylinders from a Lindberg Jenny and spark plug wires added. Rigging
is done with .005 fishing line. The AVRO lettering on the bottom wing was made
from black decal curves and straight pieces.
1/48th Pyro Bleroit. Paint was Testor's Desert Sand and the wire wheels came from
the Eduard Fokker E.III kit.
This is PYRO's Deperdussin build right out of the box. The right wing was completely
reshaped with Dr. Micro as it was not completely molded properly. The wire wheels
came from the Eduard Eindecker kit. Rigging is fishing line.
The Lindberg Jenny built right out of the box with decals from several sources.
Rigging is fishing line; paint is Floquil Antique White mix. Brass screen was
used on the front of the radiator. Interior is framed in model railroad wood stock
and ceramic wire.
This is a 1/48th scale Belgian Morane Saulnier Type G, I am still working on.
Rigging is fishing line and rib station caps were drawn on with a Micron .005
water-proof pen. Fuselage and wing black outlined were also draw on using a similiar
Micron pen with a .010 tip.
Kit: Special Hobby (1:48)
I built this a couple of years ago and it's a redone Testor's Nieuport with Aeroclub
white metal engine and machine guns, bottom wing was lengthened, top wing redone
and fuselage modified to match GA drawings in the Datafile. Tom's Model Work's
interior was also used.
This model represents a naval Nieuport 17 with Escadrille N.313 based at Dunkerque.
The hawk was hand painted and the French anchor came from an old Almark decal
sheet. Reference for this model is in Nieuport Fighters of WWI by J. M. Bruce
on page 28 photo 51 Tapes over the rib stations were hand painted using drafting
tape as a guide.
I recently completed the 1/48th Eduard Nieuport 17 as one of Guynemer's a/c after long absence from completing a WWI model. The Nieuport is an easy
model to help get one back into the fun. Rigging is a combination of fishing line and ceramic wire. Paint was a mixture of Tamiya aluminum and light grey. The
cowling was finished in silver 'Rub-n-Buff'. The red/white/blue spinner took acouple of trys to get the blue small enough as to not over power the white and red.
The decals came directly from the Eduard kit. My photo references show Guynemer standing next to his airplane and it's without the black pennant on top the
fuselage - so I left it off the model.
This 1/35 Emhar British Medium A Whippet was built by Charlie Duckworth. Model
Cellar's track links were added, as well as, scratchbuilt storage bins. A prototype
photo of this tank is on page 170 of 'Tanks and Trenches'. The horizonal and vertical
black lines were added around the vision slits to confuse snipers. Weathering
was done with Floquil paints and brown and black waterproof inks.